August is packed with news and insights from many healthcare compliance resources. We’ve curated recent articles that stood out in our eyes this month. Our list includes stories and releases from OIG and CMS, as well as blogs concerning regulation uncertainty and new challenges providers are facing.

Take a look!

 

Serious Nursing Home Abuse Often Not Reported To Police, Federal Investigators Find

OIG Abuse Not Reported to Police

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The Office of Inspector General released an early alert on Monday emphasizing oversight on Skilled Nursing Facilities. A review was conducted that revealed 134 instances of potential abuse and neglect in 34 states.

Read more on OIG’s SNF Alert presented recently on NPR.  


CMS Blog : True Strength of Our Healthcare System Is Its People

CMS Blog

Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, recently wrote a very heartfelt blog this month giving a personal testimony to how important it is to have great people delivering healthcare. Each individual involved is unique in their capacity to do a great job in very stressful situations.

Check out the latest CMS Blog Addressing New Initiatives To Support Medical Staff.


4 Strategies for Navigating Healthcare’s Regulatory Uncertainty

Healthcare Regulation Uncertainty

Photo Credit: HealthcareITNews | Carole Faig

In a recent release from HealthcareITNews, Carole Faig discusses industry uncertainities in regards to regulationTake a look at valuable insight into how the market is changing in regards to technology, growth, optimizing costs, excellent compliance standards and more!


LeadingAge Urges Lawmakers to Delay Phases of Mega-Rule as Part of Red-Tape Relief Project

LeadingAge addresses CMS Phas 2 Requirements

Photo Credit: McKnight’s | Kevin Brady (R-TX) 

Even though SNFs are exempt from penalties for at least a year regarding Phase II of CMS’ Requirements of Partcicipation, many are still arguing that new requirements will remain excessively costly for these facilities. Last Friday, LeadingAge submitted their thoughts on the matter to Congress.

Read more on the Red-Tape Relief Project on the latest update from McKnight’s.


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Written by Michael Rosen, ESQ

ProviderTrust Co-Founder, mrosen@providertrust.com

Michael brings over 20 years of experience founding and leading risk mitigation businesses, receiving numerous accolades such as: Inc Magazine’s Inc 500 Award and Nashville Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.

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